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  • #1
    Ken Bruen
    “There'll be times when the only refuge is books. Then you'll read as if you meant it, as if your life depended on it.”
    Ken Bruen, The Killing Of The Tinkers

  • #2
    Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.
    “Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.”
    Lemony Snicket, Horseradish

  • #3
    Jeanette Winterson
    “Book collecting is an obsession, an occupation, a disease, an addiction, a fascination, an absurdity, a fate. It is not a hobby. Those who do it must do it. Those who do not do it, think of it as a cousin of stamp collecting, a sister of the trophy cabinet, bastard of a sound bank account and a weak mind.”
    Jeanette Winterson

  • #4
    Jorge Luis Borges
    “I cannot sleep unless I am surrounded by books.”
    Jorge Luis Borges

  • #5
    Ken Bruen
    “The Local Paper here asked that me books be banned........THE HIGHEST PRAISE for an Irish writer.”
    Ken Bruen

  • #6
    Umberto Eco
    “We live for books.”
    Umberto Eco

  • #7
    “Time is what keeps everything from happening at once.”
    Ray Cummings, The Girl in the Golden Atom
    tags: time

  • #8
    Laura Lippman
    “There's always time to read. Don't trust a writer who doesn't read. It's like eating food prepared by a cook who doesn't eat.”
    Laura Lippman

  • #9
    “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”
    Anonymous

  • #10
    Umberto Eco
    “Entering a novel is like going on a climb in the mountains: you have to learn the rhythm of respiration, acquire the pace; otherwise you stop right away.”
    Umberto Eco, Postscript to the Name of the Rose

  • #11
    Umberto Eco
    “I love the smell of book ink in the morning.”
    Umberto Eco

  • #12
    Mark Twain
    “The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.”
    Mark Twain

  • #13
    Albert Einstein
    “Once you can accept the universe as matter expanding into nothing that is something, wearing stripes with plaid comes easy.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #14
    I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
    “I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.”
    Jorge Luis Borges

  • #15
    Jorge Luis Borges
    “To fall in love is to create a religion that has a fallible god.”
    Jorge Luis Borges

  • #16
    Jorge Luis Borges
    “I am not sure that I exist, actually. I am all the writers that I have read, all the people that I have met, all the women that I have loved; all the cities I have visited.”
    Jorge Luis Borges

  • #17
    Gautama Buddha
    “In the end
    these things matter most:
    How well did you love?
    How fully did you live?
    How deeply did you let go?”
    Gautama Buddha

  • #18
    Albert Einstein
    “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #19
    Albert Einstein
    “Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #20
    Albert Einstein
    “We all know that light travels faster than sound. That's why certain people appear bright until you hear them speak.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #21
    Joss Whedon
    “Remember to always be yourself. Unless you suck.”
    Joss Whedon

  • #22
    Joss Whedon
    “I write to give myself strength. I write to be the characters that I am not. I write to explore all the things I'm afraid of. ”
    Joss Whedon

  • #23
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
    “A room without books is like a body without a soul.”
    Marcus Tullius Cicero

  • #24
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
    “Six mistakes mankind keeps making century after century:
    Believing that personal gain is made by crushing others;
    Worrying about things that cannot be changed or corrected;
    Insisting that a thing is impossible because we cannot accomplish it;
    Refusing to set aside trivial preferences;
    Neglecting development and refinement of the mind;
    Attempting to compel others to believe and live as we do.”
    Marcus Tullius Cicero

  • #25
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
    “Politicians are not born; they are excreted.”
    Marcus Tullius Cicero

  • #26
    William Faulkner
    “Read, read, read. Read everything -- trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You'll absorb it.
    Then write. If it's good, you'll find out. If it's not, throw it out of the window.”
    William Faulkner

  • #27
    William Faulkner
    “Pouring out liquor is like burning books.”
    William Faulkner

  • #28
    William Faulkner
    “You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.”
    William Faulkner

  • #29
    William Faulkner
    “Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world...would do this, it would change the earth.”
    William Faulkner

  • #30
    John Williams
    “To read without joy is stupid.”
    John Williams



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